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Feb 10, 2013 11:00pm EST
when he was nominated to be the cia director. and as an obama supporter of course i was shocked to find out who was crowned be kept on as obama secretary of defense but when he told people i found interesting and was the major reason i wanted to write this book and what he said was we are moving towards a smaller military that will do fewer things and be able to go fewer places which he felt was a terrible thing and he added i don't want to be a part of that kind of system that is going to retrench. my feeling has been we need a smaller military that will do fewer things and go to fewer places. so that is the kind of book i wanted to write. i thought that i should do it even though others have really had ma named a lot of this. i am sure you are familiar with the work of d-nd for example, who wrote things such as the american empire and years before that, john neuhaus, one of my favorite writers wrote in imperial america and other books have dealt with this with an unusual background in the sense that i spent 42 years in the government and the state department, defense department and th
CSPAN
Feb 23, 2013 3:30pm EST
follow closely. he was nominated to be the cia director in 1991, and as an obama supporter, i was shocked to find out that he was going to be kept on as the secretary of defense. what he told people, i found, and it was a major reasoning for why i wanted to write this book, what he said is that we are moving towards a smaller military. one that will do fewer things than be able to go fewer places, which he thought was a terrible thing and he added that he didn't want to be a part of that kind of a system that is going to retrench. my feeling has always been that we need a smaller military that will do fewer things and go to fewer places. so that is the kind of book that i wanted to write. i thought that i should do it even though others have mined a lot of this. i'm sure a lot of you are familiar with the works who wrote things like the american empire and 10 years before that, john neuhaus, one of my favorite new york writers, wrote imperial america. other books have dealt with this. the background and ascends, i have spent 42 years in the government beyond the state department, defense
CSPAN
Feb 24, 2013 1:20pm EST
the system. we run a risk in deciding if the obama administration has been tempted to say we don't want to be the hegemonic provider of security at these public goods to the world. let this be another big player at the u.n., but another belly up to the bar player at the u.n. in turtle bay. let's let the collector worry about it. they will worry about it and waste damaging to us. the most important thing is that the u.s. doesn't understand a guarantee system as an act or from the outside, the consequences going to be a scramble among scared and worried racing great powers who we all should fear we come to in south china sea. post rss if you were the last two u.s. ambassadors to the u.n. >> host: the last two ambassadors. well, here's the thing. john bolton was excoriated as someone who despise the u.n. that you could chop off the top seven or 10 stories that no one would ever notice there at its headquarters. >> host: do you agree with that statement? >> guest: i agree about 80%. as somebody said, i've actually found found it quite conciliatory and the message is american liberals need t
CSPAN
Feb 16, 2013 7:00pm EST
the bush stimulus and the obama's stimulus program. troubled asset relief program, fannie, freddie, and the economic downturn. you can still make this out, and you can see from where we are today in 2013, the time this was put together, the single biggest factor in the annual deficits that we will experience of the next several years was not from the economic slowdown, but it was because of the revenues that were taken away by the bush tax cuts. now, we all know now because of the legislation that was just passed, some portion of that tax revenue that has been shown on this chart is being lost will be recovered because at least for upper-income taxpayers they're going to go back to clinton-era tax rates. but the point in trying to make with this one chart, this is the real world. the idea that tax cuts pay for themselves is not the real world. when one side believes one thing in one side believes the other, there is not much room for consequence. i will come back to white, and they should be part of how you think about this. why is it that the two sides believe such different thing
CSPAN
Feb 23, 2013 8:45am EST
stimulus and obama stimulus program and the economic downturn, you can still make it out and you can see from where we are today in 2013 at the time this was put together the single biggest factor in the annual deficits that we will experience over the next several years, not from the economic slowdown but because of the revenues that were taken away by the bush tax cuts. as we all know now because of the legislation, some portion of that tax revenue is shown on this chart as being lost will be recovered because proper income tax payers, they're going to go back to the clinton era tax relief. the point i am trying to make with this one chart, this is the real world and the idea tax cuts favored themselves is not the real world and when one side believes one thing and one side believes the other there's not much room for a consequence. i will come back to why and this should be how you think about this one. why is it that the two sides believed such different things? why does one depend on evidence and the other depend more on broad principles about the size of government and individual l
CSPAN
Feb 2, 2013 8:00am EST
with emerson's and which now the obama administration is trying to take a step further. the clinton administration privatized this in the processing, animals are slaughtered and another step where they are cut up and processed so in the reprocessing there has been the privatized system that we have done a lot of work showing how dangerous it is. the obama administration wants to increase this program especially for poultry. it would mean more than 200 birds a minute are being slaughtered in a plant. that is not a misstatement. 200 birds a minute. there is no way there can be any inspection of these carcasses and these are immigrant workers, extremely dangerous work. imagine both hands get sliced. all sorts of horrible injuries and because of all the contamination from salmonella you can never eat another piece of chicken. they get the chicken into chemicals, things like corn and sodium phosphate. that really over originated with the corn -- the clinton administration. a lengthy answer. i don't know how much time we have. >> what is the mandate of the usda? where did go wrong and wha
CSPAN
Feb 9, 2013 9:00am EST
in 2004 and by the way have you changed any of your views since the election of barack obama? >> guest: i remember my mother when he was nominated, hazel and khalia and i were in montrÉal. she called me at the hotel. she was i think 93 then. she said, and she was crying. [inaudible] i didn't need that telling. i always knew this. america is many places. it is a place that can be tolerant and accepting, a place where views can be moderated and differences can be reconciled. and i think a good deal of america supported vigorously the candidacy of a rock obama. and it's not only important to the black community. it's important to other americans as well. but he still faces a sort of vicious kind of ridicule from certain borders that are not unlike the america we saw when i was young in richmond, virginia. but, i think there are several americans -- i had grown tired of at least one of them. >> host: and "quitting america" you wrote america never helps anyone, even the starving and list its proposed to an american interest either strategic or economic and one cannot always distinguish one fr
CSPAN
Feb 25, 2013 1:00am EST
and recognizable from the bush administration and the obama administration that peace keeping operations with the u.n. for all of the problems the scandals and sexual -- scandals of ripping off the organization all adds up. there's a value being provided by peace keeping operations thatter relaceble to the united states. we will see this one when it comes to mali and other places where we're looking to them to perform jobs we can't do. >> host: what is the u.s. influence in the u.n.? >> guest: it's large in one sense and in another sense is not. the key factor, it's a key point about the book, i've been talking almost exclusively about the u.n. and the u.s.' relation to it as a play within the u.n. system. the biggest player of the super power, all of those things are true. the most important relationship that the u.s. has to the u.n. is not actually as being the biggest player within the u.n. system. it's rather that the united states operates in effect the parallel system of international order or security also economic which the u.s. provides vast amounts of public goods to the world that are co
CSPAN
Feb 16, 2013 10:15am EST
nixon at 2:30 p.m. sunday. and at 7:00 p.m. rachel sworn looks at michele obama's ancestry in american tapestry. for more information on the first lady ceres visit c-span.org/firstladies. monday, booktv continues our programming with scientology, winston churchill, michele alexander on the new jim crow, max boot on guerrilla warfare, jonathan katz on haiti aide just to name a few. watch these programs and more on weekend on booktv for a complete schedule, visit booktv.org. >> if you cut demand for somebody's product per day by 50% you must have crushed prices. here is what happened. the average amount of medicare reimburses the day in a hospital has grown by 5 x since 1983. sixty% decline in the number of patients, increase in the price, we should be so lucky. i want to be in that business. there's another statistic which is entirely sort of irrelevant. hospitals tell medicare what their costs are so that medicare can compare the price they pay to hospital costs. in those 30 years that medicare increased the price by five times, hospitals reported that their costs have increased big ti
CSPAN
Feb 24, 2013 10:00pm EST
and poor out people or mayor johnson who stopped on a mugging on the street of london. even if barack obama or bush wanted to, obviously the secret service would not let them get out of limo and interfere with a mugging. it's a different kind of job as a symbolic power. ed in the end you're not surprised when a mayor you see a mayor out on the side of an accident or pulling somebody out of burning buildings. ultimately the mayor sees themselves, first of all, as a ?aib. someone solving problems it's reflected in the statistic. we know that the trust in public north in american throughout the western world and much of the world has plummeted. congress is 12 fortunate in some polls. the presidency not this president but the presidency in 309 and 0. considered wildly popular because he has 52% support right now. the supreme salter ire court numbers have goanl.name poop some would say that's a hello effect. you know the guy you know. whatever you want to call it. neighbors retalk about trust in democracy that has been largely lost elsewhere which means also our relationship to our own town and
CSPAN
Feb 24, 2013 11:00am EST
. [laughter] and that's what i think president obama and future american presidents are going to be dealing with. certainly here in the next four years. they have no ability to agree yet on the son of one of the brothers, because the 36 branches each fear that if my son gets it, your son, your whole branch is disenfranchised because we will pass it down in our branch because there's not -- only it was easy to pass it from brother to brother, but how do you decide if you're going to pass it from cousin to cousin? which custom? there are hundreds of them. the king tried to get around that having an allegiance counsel with one person from every branch of the family that we decide, but when his first crown prince died, that group apparently met in one of the brothers said i should be the next crown prince come and the king said no, i'm picking another brother. and that was the end of one man one vote within the royal family. they never had to vote. there was an expression and a decision. so young saudis do worry just as normal ordinary saudis about what will happen, will these cousins, if you w
CSPAN
Feb 19, 2013 7:00am EST
, and obama noted the six u.s. search teams in all his speeches. he informed south, that not hundreds of thousands would need to be extracted from the rubble. the rescue team specialist technology and training example fight the advantages the developed world offered haiti. sensitive microphones, heatseeking devices, rescue dogs. news coverage centered on the rescue. a six vessel rescue was like the earthquake in reverse. the tone of the reporting took on our religious and. quote, a new york rescue squad pulled two miracles from the rubble of 80, led the "new york daily news." as california governor arnold schwarzenegger, quote, many of us were able to watch the california rescuers live on television performing all of these miracles. the first u.s. team to reach 80 was dispatched to headquarters and after 10 hours of song, pulled out a bodyguard with minor injuries. other teams scoured the caribbean supermarket were with one spot or 10-dollar box of super an enormous effort targeted the collapse which had 200 people inside, mostly foreigners. general keane who was the head of the u.s.
CSPAN
Feb 24, 2013 2:00pm EST
of people anytime soon though there will be some reforms coming up if things go as the obama administration hopes in washington, certainly in relationship to mexico. drugs though, see, what's different -- an interesting difference between the fbi, say, which is the largest federal police force and the dea, the dea is a single-issue agency. its or very survival depends on a singular focus on one thing whereas the fbi will never be put out of business because of lots of different activities, so they've got a long, healthy life ahead of them. dea, take marijuana out, you start -- it's potentially more problematic. an interesting hint of the problem facing the dea, and thai actually grown -- they've actually grown dramatically in recent decades, is after 9/11. so that a single-issue agency -- drugs, drugs, drugs, drugs -- suddenly the name of game in washington is terrorists, terrorists, terrorists. so suddenly the main theme at the dea is drugs in terrorism. so they testify in congress, there's whole hearings on the relationship between drugs and terrorism and so on. i'm not suggesting those l
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